About Pantzer Properties
Edward S. Pantzer is Chairman & CEO of Pantzer Properties, Inc. and a Principal of the Panco Strategic Real Estate Funds. He is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee Since founding the business in 1971, Edward Pantzer has purchased more than 20,000 apartment units and over 2 million square feet of retail and office properties. Pantzer Properties has completed in excess of $2 billion of transactions in the last few years inclusive of acquisitions, sales and refinancings. During his career, he has completed in excess of $5 billion of real estate transactions.
Edward Pantzer is a member of the Board of Overseers of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a founding member of the Wharton Real Estate Center of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a member of the Wharton Real Estate Center Advisory Board, member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, and a National Trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art. He has also been a Trustee of the Collegiate School and a member of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and has involvements with numerous other organizations and philanthropies. He has involvement with more than 70 charities and philanthropies including American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, The Israel Museum, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Morse Life Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Jewish Center of the Hamptons, Guild Hall of East Hampton, Museum of Modern Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, University of Pennsylvania, the Trinity School and the Spence School and UJA Federation of New York. Additionally, he has endowed a scholarship at University of Pennsylvania to benefit students who have lost one or both parents.
Edward Pantzer earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Boston University and attended Brooklyn Law School.
Jason Pantzer is Co-President of Pantzer Properties, Inc. and a Principal of the Panco Strategic Real Estate Funds. He is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Jason is responsible for the acquisition, disposition, financial structuring, and asset management of all of the firm’s investments. Jason has over 20 years of real estate experience, and has worked in the real estate and/or mortgage finance groups of Ackman-Ziff, ING and Lehman Brothers. Jason received a BA with honors distinction from The University of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of numerous charitable organizations and he currently serves on The Board of Trustees of The Trinity School and as Co-Chair of The Trinity School Annual Fund, The Penn Fund Executive Board, and The Advisory Committee of The Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at Cardozo Law School. Jason has endowed student scholarships at both The University of Pennsylvania and Cardozo Law School.
Jordan Pantzer is Co-President of Pantzer Properties, Inc. and a Principal of the Panco Strategic Real Estate Funds. He is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Jordan oversees all of the Firm’s investment, financing, asset management and fund raising efforts. With nearly 20 years of real estate and finance experience, Jordan has worked in the real estate investment banking, real estate lending and real estate investment groups of Starwood Capital Group, Lazard, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch. Jordan received his BA in Political Science and Certificate in Markets and Management from Duke University. Jordan is an active member of numerous charitable organizations and he currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and is a member of the New York Weill Cornell Council at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Michael Pantzer is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Panco Management Corporation and has been engaged in the management of more than 20,000 apartment units and over 2 million square feet of retail and office properties throughout the United States. With 35 years of experience in the real estate industry and under his leadership Panco Management Corporation has grown into a major multifaceted real estate management organization providing services and expertise that include property management, asset management, marketing, leasing, accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, capital improvements, insurance evaluation, human resources / compliance, cash management, information systems and risk management. Michael received his BS in Journalism with a concentration in Marketing from Boston University and attended the MBA Program at Columbia University. He is a member of both the New Jersey and Delaware Apartment Associations.
Robert Weiner serves as Senior Vice President and CFO of Panco Management Corporation. Robert is responsible for the management and supervision of the day-to-day financial operations including its accounting processes, internal and external reporting and treasury functions. Additionally, he is responsible for the Company’s audit engagements, commercial banking relationships and information technology. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked for the E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group and the Schonbraun McCann Group where he performed accounting and consulting assignments for real estate owners, operators and funds in the commercial and residential real estate industry. From 1995 through 2002 he was the Vice President of Finance for Reckson Associates Realty Corp, an NYSE listed company. Robert is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University with a concentration in Public Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany with a concentration in Finance.
Ian Berman is responsible for sourcing, tracking, evaluation, underwriting, strategic planning, and execution of both debt and equity investments. Upon acquisition Ian monitors asset performance, develops strategies for maximizing NOI, implements and oversees leasing and capital initiatives, and manages the on-site property managers. Ian has developed an analytics tool that is used for both existing property performance and assessment of future acquisitions. With involvement in over $1 Billion worth of Real Estate transactions, Ian has experience in all facets of the Real Estate lifecycle from acquisition to development to management to disposition . Prior to joining the firm, Ian was an Asset Manager for the Jonathan Rose Companies. He has also worked as a Senior Development Associate at the Trammell Crow Company, and as a Project Engineer at Clark Construction. He has an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science and Engineering from Duke University.
Alexandra Morgan is responsible for the underwriting and execution of debt and equity investments and the development of strategic business plans. Alexandra plays an integral role in financial reporting and investor reporting. She leads the asset management process by monitoring the investment performance of each asset, making recommendations and implementing strategies for value creation and leveraging her operational expertise to re-brand and reposition assets in the marketplace and to carry out the funds’ investment strategy. Prior to her 5 years with the Firm, Alexandra was Vice President for The Athena Group in New York City where she engaged in acquisitions and structuring, created asset-level business plans and budgets, directed sales and marketing strategies, negotiated with lenders, and was a leader in equity fundraising. Alexandra has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with dual majors in Finance and Marketing, from Georgetown University.
Jamie Berman is Marketing Director of Panco Management Corporation. She is responsible for the development and rollout of strategic marketing plans for each asset under the Pantzer Properties real estate portfolio. Jamie’s approach focuses on the standardization of the Panco Management brand experience across all property assets, while also being responsible for the unique needs each property requires in their local market. Jamie identifies and implements key performance indicators (KPI’s) which track the success of all plans instated. Jamie’s centralized management of marketing infrastructure provides Panco the ability to be more efficient and innovative with marketing expenses and practices. Jamie has 15 years of sales, marketing & advertising experience ranging from start-up operations for local media properties to creating promotional strategies for established well-known brands in the B2B and B2C markets. Jamie has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware and is currently working towards her Certified Marketing Executive designation.
Courtney D’Aquino serves as Senior Manager in Investor Relations and Operations of the Panco Strategic Real Estate Funds. Courtney is responsible for Fund Administration which includes, but is not limited to, collecting, reviewing and maintaining Fund Subscription Agreements and all documents relating to the Funds. She tracks capital call and distribution information and serves as the liaison between investors and executives. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Courtney worked as a paralegal for Scholastic, Inc.. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of Plattsburgh, with dual majors in Political Science and English Literature.
Michele Nolan is the Capital Programs Director and is responsible for all capital projects for Panco Management. Michele is also responsible for overseeing the maintenance staff, including their budget spending and training. Along with due diligence and budget preparation of new properties, she maintains the existing properties, their capital budgets and issues that arise on the properties. Michele has been in the construction and real estate field for 28 years, serving as VP of Construction for 12 years in residential homes. She is a licensed realtor in Maryland and has her Class A contractor license in Virginia. Prior to joining Panco Management, she worked for AvalonBay, Laramar, Van Metre Homes and Wills Companies, along with a smaller home builder in Maryland. She was responsible for developing land, building, selling, bidding, and budgeting new homes, along with multifamily residential. She has served on Condo Association Boards as a representative for the builders through condo transitions.
Lana Zylka is a CPM and a regional manager with Panco Management Corporation and has been engaged in the management of up to 2,900 residential units with retail. Lana has over 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry primarily in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Prior employers include Lincoln Property Company and AJ Dwoskin & Associates. Lana received a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University, followed by a Master in Business Administration degree from Michigan State University with a concentration in Marketing. She is a member of the Property Management Association and was previously a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Mary Williamson joined Panco Management April 1, 1982. Mary attended Purdue University and prior to joining Panco Management, she was a property manager with JMB Property Management in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mary is responsible for properties in Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. Mary has been actively involved in several successful property acquisitions which through careful repositioning in the market and improving operations resulted in subsequent sales with significant returns on investments. While managing portfolios ranging from1886 units up to 3494 units, Mary has executed many large and diversified capital improvement projects from the bidding process, selection of contractors, and overseeing the work through to completion. She is a member of the Property Management Association and was previously a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Laurie Arehart is a regional manager with Panco Management and has been engaged in the management of up to 1,850 units. Laurie holds a Certified Apartment Manager designation from the National Apartment Association. She has been in the property management industry for over 19 years, previously employed with HHHunt Corporation and A.J. Dwoskin and Associates. Laurie was a previous President and Vice President of the Roanoke Valley Apartment Association and is currently a member of the Property Management Association. Laurie received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Administrative Systems from Radford University.
Melanie Huntley is a Regional Manager with Panco Management Corporation and currently oversees operations for five residential and mixed use communities in the Pennsylvania and Maryland markets. Melanie has over 17 years of experience in the property management business and has worked for several nationally-recognized industry leaders, including AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and The Irvine Company. She attended the College of William and Mary. Melanie is currently a member of the Property Management Association and was previously a member of AOBA and the South Coast Apartment Association, where she was nominated for multiple awards of excellence for accomplishments in her field.